Jiffy Lube Offers Help to Avoid Catalytic Converter Theft
You have probably heard that thieves are stealing catalytic converters right off people’s cars in our area. Now, there’s a new service aiming to stop it.
It only takes about ten minutes. “We’re gonna go underneath the vehicle and spray the cat,” says a Jiffy Lube mechanic. He spray paints a catalytic converter, and engraves it with the identifying VIN number.
Those simple steps, make the catalytic converter no longer valuable for thieves.
In Washington and Clark Counties alone, hundreds of catalytic converters have been stolen since the start of this year. You can go to any Jiffy Lube and request the free service.
Commander Timothy Tannenbaum of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says it’s expensive for the victims to recover, telling news partner KGW: “Younger people and those with lower incomes are disproportionately impacted by these crimes. The cost of replacing a catalytic converter can be upwards of $1500, which is a large sum of money, especially for those who live paycheck to paycheck.”
You can go to any Jiffy Lube and request the free service.